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Shastri Institute's Grants, Awards and Opportunities for 2012-2013

Forwarded on behalf of the Grants Coordinators, Office of Research Services. Please forward to interested faculty within your unit and post.

To interested researchers, please note:
1) Office of Research Services internal deadlines for Comprehensive Review for these competitions are: noon, 10 working days before the sponsor deadline.
2) Office of Research Services internal deadline for Institutional Review for these competitions are: noon, 3 working days before the sponsor deadline.
3) When submitting an application for Institutional Reivew, be sure to include the appropriate Approval Form from your Department/Faculty with the application.
4) Please notify a Grants Coordinator at the Office of Research Services (jspenney@mun.ca; jwestcott@mun.ca; or vgill@mun.ca) of your intent to apply to the upcoming competition.
Further details are available at www.mun.ca/research/overview/grant_opp.php.

 


The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is very pleased to inform you that the following grant competitions are open and are accepting applications for 2012-2013. We would appreciate it if you could disseminate this information within your institution.

 

Action Research Project (ARPG)Deadline September 9. http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/action-research-project-grants-arpg-2011-12/
The objective of the grant is to support applied and participatory research to find local solutions that will have lasting impacts on communities in India by improving the human condition.
Priority themes are:

  • Sustainable/community-based agriculture
  • Climate Change and Clean Energy
  • Economic Development
  • Pro-Poor Policy
  • Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability are cross cutting themes in all of these development priorities.

Value: CDN$ 10,000 per project
Number of awards: 4
Duration: 5 months (1 October 2012-28 February 2013)

Institutional Research Collaboration Development Grant (IRCDG)Deadline September 9. http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/shastri-institutional-research-collaboration-development-grant/
The objective of IRCDG is to support the Institute's research collaboration programs in the area of socio-economic development with focus on sustainable development. Themes of particular interests to the Institute are: pro-poor growth policies, poverty reduction, food security, child and youth education and employment, development of local business and SMEs, environment and energy, gender and health, and good governance.

Value: Up to CAD$ 10,000/per project.
Number of awards: 4
Duration: 4.5 months (1 October 2012– 15 February 2013).

Shastri Pro-Development Initiative Grant Project (PDIG)Deadline September 9. http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/shastri-pro-development-initiative-grant-pdig-project-2011-12/
The objective of this PDIG project is of two folds: a) to reinforce the Institute's support to the development priorities concerning India; b) to encourage and support the member institutions making a bridge between Canada's International development priorities (for India) and their own academic interests.The proposed PDIG projects may be built upon one or more of the following areas:

  • Bi-national partnership development initiatives with Institutions
  • Initiation of bi-national research project
  • Development initiatives engaging member institutions and development partner organization/s
  • Student Development initiatives/opportunities (exchanges, exposure trip, etc)

Value: Up to $10,000 CAD (one project per participating institution
Number of awards: 4
Duration: 4 months (1 October 2012- 31 January 2013).

Partnership Development Seed Grant (PDSG)Deadline September 9. http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/partnership-development-seed-grant-2011-2012/
The purpose of the grant is to be a catalyst for activities which contribute to formal institutional agreements or other long-term partnerships between Canadian and Indian institutions. Funds may be used to support a bi-national seminar, conference, meeting, etc.

Value: Up to $8,000/per project
Number of awards: 4
Duration: 4 months – (October – January 2013)

Faculty Mobility ProgramDeadline September 9.
http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/faculty-mobility-program-2012-2013/
This project aims at contributing to the capacity building of the faculty members/s of the host institution including the internationalization of curriculum/teaching methodologies in the host institutions. The project will also provide an opportunity to enhance Canadian faculty members' understanding of the recent developments in India.

Value: The grant includes a round-trip economy class airfare from the city of residence in Canada to the city of affiliated institutions in India and a monthly stipend as per the travel policy of the Institute.
Number of awards: 6
Duration: 4 – 6 Weeks

Student Excellence AwardsDeadline September 9. http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/student-excellence-awards/
The purpose of this award is to assist undergraduate and graduate students further their study of India and prepare them for a career in an India related field

Value: $2,000
Number of Awards: Two awards will be distributed to undergraduates, and three awards will be distributed to graduate students.
Duration: Project should be completed between November 2012 and February 2013.

Youth International Internship ProgramDeadline September 15. http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/shastri-international-youth-internship-award/
The internship will provide a unique opportunity to young Canadians to employ their knowledge and skills in a foreign country and attain enhanced intercultural communication skills working in the context of a developing country like India.

Value: The interns will be provided with actual international travel costs (a round-trip economy class air fare between Canada and India, including travel-health insurance and Indian visa fee), and a monthly stipend as per the policy of the Institute. Mentoring and cultural awareness training will be provided.
Number of awards: 4
Duration: Three (3) months (1 November 2012 – January 2013)

Internship Project for Indian StudentsDeadline September 15. http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/internship-project-for-indian-students/
Indian graduate students to further their study in a business or technical streams and prepare them for a career in related fields. Eligible disciplines include, Trade and commerce, Economic development, Marketing, Management, Computer sciences, Engineering, Health and Social Services System.

Value: Round-trip economy class air fare between India and Canada, including travel-health insurance and Canadian visa fee) and a stipend of $500 per week.
Number of awards: 4
Duration: 5 weeks. Project should be completed between November and January 2013

Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant (STSG)Deadline October 1. http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/scholar-travel-subsidy-grant-2011/
This travel grant assists scholars to participate in conferences and academic meetings through travel subsidies.

Value: The Shastri Institute will provide 50% of the scholar's total travel costs up to CAD$ 1,250. Other associated costs, such as costs related to visas, meals, per diem and accommodation are not eligible to this grant.
Number of grants: 12
Duration: Travel should be completed between 1 November 2012 and 31 January 2013.

Shastri Lester Pearson Memorial LectureDeadline October 1. http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/shastri-lester-pearson-memorial-lecture/
The Shastri Institute will contribute funding to one of our Canadian member institutions to host an Indian world renowned expert for a one-time event. The event will focus on a contemporary topic relevant to the Indo-Canadian relationship. The event should have a wide public appeal.

Value: $7,000
Number of award: 1
Duration: Event should take place 1 November 2012 and 31 January 2013

Kanta Marwah Lecture SeriesDeadline October 1. http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/kanta-marwah-lecture/
The Shastri Institute is seeking applications from its Canadian member institutions to host a distinguished speaker for a one-time event. The lecture should examine a current topic relevant to the Indo-Canadian relationship.

Value: $1500
Number of grants: 1
Duration: Event should take place 1 November 2012 and 31 January 2013.

Lester Pearson Award for 'Best Paper' And 'Best Doctoral Dissertation' of the Year: Deadline October 1.
http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/lester-pearson-award-for-best-paper-and-best-doctoral-dissertation-of-the-y/
The grant aims at encouraging and engaging students in India to create and/or sustain their interest in Canada through their experiences, understanding and research.

  • Lester Pearson Award for 'Best Paper:
    Value for Best Paper: : INR 25,000 and a 'Certificate of Merit'
    Number of awards: 3
  • Lest Pearson Best Doctoral Dissertation :
    Value: INR50,000 and a 'Certificate of Merit'
    Number of awards: 1

Lal Bahadur Shastri Student Prize (LBS)Deadline October 15. http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/lal-bahadur-shastri-student-prize-/
The grant encourages graduate and undergraduate students to write papers on topics with specific relevance to India-Canada relations including environment, history, law, literature, international Trade, politics, philosophy, India-Canada economic development, social studies, humanities, science or women's studies.

Value: $500.00 each
Number of awards: 6, two for each category:
- Best Undergraduate Paper
- Best Graduate Paper
- Best French Paper

Contact:
Sarah Sidane
Program Officer
Shastri Indo-Canadian Insitute
Tel: 403-220-5553
Fax:403-289-0100
shsidane@ucalgary.ca

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